The Northern California outdoor bluegrass season kicks into high gear in May, with good weather and plenty of great festivals.
Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and their friends always look to the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair to get things rolling, with more bluegrass fun to follow. Here is a look ahead to next month. See you where the music is!
NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, May 2, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.
Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic, May 2, Dahlia Dell Picnic Area, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Strawberry at Grass Valley
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 7-10, various venues, Parkfield. (Note new website for 2015)
Berkeley Old Time Music Spring Situation, May 9, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
Three Rivers Music Festival, May 9, Lions Roping Arena, Three Rivers.
Bluegrass In The Spring – Calico Spring Festival, May 9-10, Calico Ghost Town, Yermo.
Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, May 17, Paramount Ranch, Angoura Hills.
Delfest, May 21-24, Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD.
Strawberry Spring Music Festival, May 21-25, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
Hickstival, May 21-25, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.
Southwest Bluegrass Association Superjam, May 22-25, Hesperia Lakes, Hesperia.
Bottle Rock, May 29-31, Napa Valley Expo Center, Napa.
Pick And Gather Festival, May 30-31, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.
Redwood Mountain Faire, May 30-31, Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton.
Bluegrass Pickin' Picnic, Golden Gate Park